Apparel Designer

TOPSON DOWNS OF CALIFORNIA
Culver City, CA, USA
Posted 24 days ago
$70,000 — $80,000 / year
Full timeManufacturing

About Topson Downs

Established in 1971, Topson Downs (www.topsondowns.com) has evolved into an industry leader both in the branded and private label segments of the garment business, with more than 350 associates based in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout Asia. Be its denim jeans, high-fashion tops, and dresses for juniors and young women, or ground-breaking streetwear for men, we are committed to creating and producing quality garments while being socially and ethically responsible. Through our global sourcing base, we are currently producing over 50 million units per year for many of the leading retailers in all tiers of the market, with our factories being closely supervised by our Global Quality Assurance and Social Compliance teams.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Apparel Designer with a strong background in designing apparel for Wal-Mart, with a particular focus on maternity wear. The ideal candidate will be responsible for trend forecast and design, creating technical sketches, overseeing design and development processes, and managing design development with overseas factories.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute design concepts for tops and dresses for Missy, maternity, and plus size ensuring that designs align with Wal-Mart’s brand and quality standards.
  • Create detailed technical sketches and CADs paying close attention to detail, function, and fit.
  • Collaborate with the team in China to oversee the development process, address any design-related issues, and ensure timely delivery of samples for meetings.
  • Research current trends in the fashion market, materials, and techniques to drive innovation.
  • Participate in fittings and review samples to provide feedback on fit, construction, and design details.
  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and manufacturers to facilitate a smooth workflow and successful product launches.
  • • Stay informed about industry developments, competitor activities, and customer preferences
  • Keep track of retail calendar and must meet calendar deadlines for deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Apparel Designer, with a focus on Wal-Mart products.
  • Previous experience in designing maternity is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in creating technical sketches using design software such as Adobe Illustrator and photoshop. 3D design is a strong plus.
  • Strong understanding of garment construction, fabric properties, and production processes.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines.
  • Passion for fashion design, creativity, and a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong understanding of garment construction, fabric, development and production processes.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines.
  • Passion for fashion design, creativity, and a keen eye for detail.

TOPSON DOWNS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • No weekends

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities
  • Commission pay
  • Signing bonus
  • Tips

Work Location: In person

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